Flotation Therapy, or floating is undertaken by floating in a fully enclosed, warm, saltwater float pod. The float pod is filled with hundreds of pounds of pharmaceutical grade magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt). The high salt content increases the buoyancy of the water allowing the user to float weightlessly and effortlessly on the surface.
The float pod is designed to minimize sensory input promoting a deep, euphoric state of relaxation. This highly relaxed state has been found to have numerous benefits and applications for improved health, personal development, spirituality, and well-being.
Floating allows the blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure and maximizing blood flow. The brain activity associated with postural muscles is reduced to a minimum. In this state, known as the floating state, natural endorphins are released reducing pain. Lactic acid removal is accelerated. Brainwaves transition from beta and alpha to theta, which occur briefly before sleep and again at waking. While floating, the theta state can last indefinitely allowing for lucid dreaming, and deep relaxation.